Marine Safety and Compliance Officer
Administrative Officer 27R

This position can be performed from any of the following communities: Kamloops, Nelson, or Victoria.
An eligibility list may be established.

Bring your marine expertise to this exciting opportunity

This is a rare opportunity to join a passionate team of marine specialists and apply your unique knowledge and skills to enhance the delivery of Inland ferry service in British Columbia, while working throughout BC’s beautiful Interior.  The Inland ferry services are an important part of the province’s integrated transportation system. Inland ferries transport goods; connect B.C.’s citizens with friends and family, with school and work opportunities, and with needed services, and allow visitors to explore the province. 

As a technical expert in your field, you will provide expertise and leadership for the efficient and safe management of the Ministry’s four free-run ferries, five cable ferries, and five reaction ferries with a strong focus on the safety management of the reaction ferries.  You will work closely with the private contractors who are responsible for operating the reaction ferry services, and will build strong working relationships with Ministry staff involved with contract oversight.  Where needed, you will be responsible for providing hands-on technical and operational training and support to ferry crews.  This position is the ‘Designated Person Ashore’ for the Ministry’s five reaction ferries and is accountable for mobilizing Ministry resources for incidents, accidents or other such occurrences on any of the Ministry’s Inland ferries. As a technical expert for free-run and cable ferries, you will also conduct regular on-site inspections and safety audits and work directly with contractors to resolve safety related issues.   

Inland ferries are located primarily within driving distance of Kamloops and Nelson and, therefore, the role involves considerable travel.  The base location for the role could be in Victoria, Kamloops or Nelson. 

If this position interests you, you meet the required knowledge and experience criteria, and you are willing to travel on a regular basis, we look forward to your application!

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The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Transport Canada seafaring certification or an equivalent combination of education, experience may be considered.
  • Experience conducting ship’s audits and inspections.
  • Experience working with passenger vessels.
  • Experience conducting field work, including travel and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a diploma or degree in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with at least six months project management experience.


  • Valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Province on a regular basis and to work in all weather conditions.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (STANDARD): YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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